Of course, Berry's not even the most famous movie Catwoman: That would be Michelle Pfeiffer, who was the highlight of the underrated "Batman Returns, Tim Burton's last film in the franchise, back in 1992. In that version, Kyle, a sheepish secretary, becomes Catwoman by being brought back to life -- after being murdered by Christopher Walken -- by an alley-full of stray cats. But in the comics, she's a street criminal with a tragic past similar to Batman's, a Robin Hood sort who steals from the city's wealthy and gives it to the destitute. That seems a more likely direction for Nolan's morally ambiguous Batman universe. And, obviously, the notion of Anne Hathaway in a Catwoman suit is not necessarily a negative one either.
Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Tom Hardy will be playing the villain Bane. The Dark Knight Rises comes out on July 20, 2012.
I hope they use Catwoman as the hero/villian instead of a full on villain. I assume they will. Can it top Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns? Nobody thought they would be able to top Jack Nicholson's Joker, but Heath Ledger did.